Welcome to the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).
The purpose of the Coalition is to provide an effective peak body function by ensuring a strong voice for member organisations and a reference for Governments on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Coalition is engaging regularly and consulting with the community mental health sector, members, and stakeholders. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.
The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia's Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...
Applications are encouraged from NT-wide community initiatives to raise awareness, address stigma, and strengthen and up skill community members in recognising and understanding the signs and symptoms and support for suicidal behaviours. The opportunity to apply for a...
The Northern Territory Government is hosting Industry Forums across the Northern Territory to talk about the NT Human Services Industry Plan.
The human services industry in the Northern Territory plays a vital role in the lives of Territorians. Access to high-quality human services contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of the community as a whole, and underpins economic and social participation.
The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.
These services are contactable 24/7 on:
- NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
- StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.
For notifications and referrals for either service email email@example.com
Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health April 2019.
Read the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition’s submission.
Community Mental Health Australia
Free Online Peer Support Forums
The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.
SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.
Sane Australia Representation Survey
In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.
For the survey report please click here.